AHS Region 2/Great Lakes Newsletter
the land and initial moneys to set up the Missouri Botanical
garden was developed by Carol Lammi and her late
Garden, and local people use the Anita Holst Garden and
husband Alan. Carol admits that whichever lily she is
the Little Shaw's Garden names interchangeably when they
admiring at the moment, that is her favorite but has
talk about this fine facility. This garden is also very attuned
narrowed her preference down to ARIEL ROSE and a
to the needs of plants. She has extensive knowledge of soil
cultivar called PRIMAL SCREAM. The Lammis' interest
amendments which she has shared for the improvement of
was sparked by a visit to a mall sale and by a neighbor,
There is a sunken garden in the back of the house with only
the best performers. Beautiful clematis vines cover the fence
in spring. Small ornaments and unusual companion plants
provide interest along with the many daylilies. On the right
side of the house is a shade garden with a path through a vine
Herb and Jan Maxeiner
covered arch that invites one to explore the many new variet
714 Ramona Place, Godfrey, Illinois 62035
ies of plants needing shade.
This gardener gardens almost all year, she loves her spring
This exceptional garden is the effort of two very creative
garden, and she especially enjoys the winter when she is
known to have been working in down to 40 degree weather.
Anita appreciates the skeleton of the garden and the bark on
Jan's interest had a major start after being asked by a friend
to donate flowers to their church and the suggestion that she
not get them from a florist but from her own garden. Her
Her favorite daylilies: Sikes' DESIGNER ROMANCE
father had started her earlier with a bed of mixed petunias
and Salter's SUGAR PAVILLION.
from which she has long graduated.
The Maxeiners' garden has well over four hundred daylilies
with unusual companion plants and ground covers. Mazus
Reptans is one of her favorites. Her favorite daylily this sea
89 West Lake Drive, Troy, Illinois 62294
son is a spider, LILTING LAVENDER, which she says is a
The visitor to this garden travels through beautiful rolling
good accent in the back of the garden.
farm land before arriving at Carol Lammi's L shaped
There are beautiful touches as one moves along the paths,
house on the cove of a lake. It is appropriate that a large
one being a large ceramic jar, the blue and green of water,
antique piece of farm equipment punctuates this garden as
with water bubbling over the top and over the sides onto a
an ornament and is balanced by a huge shock of ornamen
bed of rocks. This was made by Herb from a yard sale find.
tal grass. There are more than nine varieties of grasses
His newest work in a picturesque shed that houses his tools
which share space with more than 600 daylilies. The
but looks like a guest house with a welcome front porch.
Lammis' Serene Cove
Herb and Jan Maxeiner's Daylily Garden
Spring/Summer 2003 Page
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